European Journal of Health Psychology

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Published as "Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie" (ISSN 0943-8149) until volume 24

ISSN-L 2512-8442, ISSN-Print 2512-8442, ISSN-Online 2512-8450
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Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), Social Scisearch, Journal Citation Report/Social Sciences Edition, PsycInfo, PsycARTICLES, PSYNDEX, IBZ, and IBR. Impact Factor: 0.692

Heike Spaderna (Editor-in-chief)
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About the journal

The European Journal of Health Psychology was founded to provide a platform for the increasing amount of research in the field of health psychology and for its application in a wide range of contexts. Health psychology is a scientific discipline within psychology that aims to promote and preserve health, to prevent and treat diseases, to determine risk behavior, to diagnose and determine the causes of health disorders, and to improve health provision.

The European Journal of Health Psychology strives to promote theory and practice in the analysis of psychological approaches to health and disease. The aim is therefore to publish high quality empirical or experimental research as well as sound practice-oriented articles, current methodological developments, and comprehensive critical reviews of the scientific literature.

The journal has been publishing high-quality, innovative research since 1993 (until volume 24 as "Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie" (ISSN 0943-8149)).

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Recent editorials


Recurring Issues, New Questions, Promising Innovations
Heike Spaderna
European Journal of Health Psychology, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 1-2


The European Journal of Health Psychology – Health Psychology in Europe
Claus Vögele, Heike Spaderna
European Journal of Health Psychology, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 69-70



Special features

Appendices for selected articles published 2014 and 2015 are archived.

Special articles


Wippermann, C. E. M., Grevenstein, D., Nagy, E., Neubert, J. C., Verres, R. & Kröninger-Jungaberle, H.
Sense of Coherence und Konsum psychoaktiver Substanzen bei Jugendlichen – Ergebnisse einer Längsschnittstudie über 10 Jahre [Anhang]
Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 23 (1), 42a-42c
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Kleinknecht, C., Kleinert, J. & Ohlert, J.
Erfassung von "Kohäsion im Team von Freizeit- und Gesundheitssportgruppen" (KIT-FG) [Anhang]
Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 22 (2), 78a-78c
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Beelmann, A., Pfost, M. & Schmitt, C.
Prävention und  Gesundheitsförderung bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Eine Meta-Analyse der deutschsprachigen Wirksamkeitsforschung [Anhang]
Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 22 (1), 14a-14i
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Special Issues


Personality, Social Relationships, and Health
Hrsg. von Freda-Marie Hartung
Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 22 (4)


Ernährung bei Kindern und Jugendlichen
Hrsg. von Petra Warschburger
Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 21 (2)

Gesundheit im Alter: Die Bedeutung der Gesundheitspsychologie
Hrsg. von Susanne Wurm und Clemens Tesch-Römer
Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 21 (1)


Facetten der Entwicklung des Bewältigungsverhaltens im Kindes- und Jugendalter
Hrsg. von Marc Vierhaus
Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 20 (1)


Gesundheitspsychologie in der psychosozialen Onkologie
Hrsg. von Susanne Singer und Elmar Brähler
Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 19 (1)


Subjektive Konzepte zu Krankheit und gesundheitlicher Bedrohung
Hrsg. von Christel Salewski
Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 18 (1)


Wohlbefinden von Kindern und Jugendlichen
Hrsg. von Ulrike Ravers-Sieberer und Michael Erhart
Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 17 (2)


Plurality and innovation: Health psychology in the German Psychological Society (DGPs)
Hrsg. von Benjamin Schüz und Britta Renner
Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 16 (3)

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